An Integrated Irish Aviation Policy – Minister Leo Varadkar Publishes Issues Paper For Consultation (28th February 2013)

Author:Ms Christine O'Donovan
Profession:Mason Hayes & Curran

On 3rd December 2012 the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport together with the Irish Aviation Authority hosted a conference to hear from stakeholders in anticipation of developing a new national aviation policy. The Issues paper is the second step in the process and through it the Minister seeks the response of the industry to the issues canvassed. It is expected that following submissions, a draft National Aviation Policy Statement will be issued in the second half of 2013. The issues list include: Airports; Air Services; Regulation and Governance; Aircraft Leasing and Financing; Aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Education, Training and Employment Rights.

The section focusing on Aircraft Leasing and Financing identifies 2 policy...

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